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Birthday Night In New Orleans

August 23rd, 2007 · 1 Comment

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!After a pleasant day spent lazily roaming the French Quarter for souvenirs and having your fortune told by a voodoo priest, how does one spend their birthday evening in New Orleans? Two words: Mechanical Bull! Hmm, bull riding in a [...]

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Tags: Food and Drink · New Orleans · Pop Culture · USA

Don’t Miss Seeing A Show At Preservation Hall In New Orleans

August 21st, 2007 · 1 Comment

For some dumb reason, last time I was in New Orleans, I passed up the chance to see a show at Preservation Hall. I don’t think I understood the concept. I guess I thought it was a venue for current rock bands or something. Anyway, it just so happened that last night right after our [...]

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Tags: Music · New Orleans · Pop Culture · USA

Kid Around At The Musee Mecanique

August 5th, 2007 · 3 Comments

You know how in the movie Big with Tom Hanks, he (as a child) goes to that amusement park with the Old Lady Fortune Teller machine and when you saw that part, you were all like, “Man, why can’t I get to have a mysterious adventure like that?” Well, you can if you come to [...]

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Tags: California · Northern California · Pop Culture · USA

Travel Betty’s iTunes iMix: Egypt

July 10th, 2007 · No Comments

Looking for an aural experience to transport you back to the land of time before time? Travel Betty’s Egyptian Soundtrack Here’s my iTunes iMix of traditional Egyptian music, Nubian music, music I listened to while in Egypt, music Travel Boyfriend and I joked about on our trip and funky electronic and dance music with an [...]

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Tags: Egypt · Music · Pop Culture

Travel Betty Finally Confesses: Obsessed With Pork

June 24th, 2007 · 4 Comments

Buying a plane ticket to Bali in order to eat coconut-milk-swabbed pork was only the beginning. Hello, my name is Travel Betty and I am addicted to pork Two weekends ago, I made Travel Boyfriend veer 10 miles off course from the Mapquest directions on our drive from Beaufort, NC to Raleigh in order to [...]

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Tags: Food and Drink · North Carolina · Pop Culture · Travel Gear · USA

What Favorite Movies, TV Shows Or DVDs Do You Bring On Trips?

May 24th, 2007 · 2 Comments

Every time we’re getting ready for a trip, Travel Boyfriend asks me which DVDs we should bring. He used to ask me which CDs to bring too, but now we’ve both got our own iPods so unless we’re doing a lot of self-drive road trips, we usually stick to our own music libraries. It might [...]

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Tags: Egypt · Namibia · Pop Culture · South Africa · Travel Gear

Goonies Never Die In Astoria, Oregon

March 14th, 2007 · 18 Comments

Just how far would a Travel Betty go to fulfill a childhood dream? If you said, “maybe about an hour and a half out of her way,” you’re right. I mean, let’s not get ridiculous. When you’re exploring a whole new city as incredibly amazing as Portland and only have two days to do so, [...]

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Tags: Oregon · Pop Culture · USA